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Get to know the ASUA president candidates

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona held its primary elections last week and two of the three presidential candidates move further in the process. Rocque Perez and Tara Singleton are both juniors running for the position of ASUA president. The Daily Wildcat got to know both of them and their platforms better.  Read more

Local musician, educator made finalist in the Governor's Arts Awards

Quiahuitl Villegas knew she had become a Governor’s Arts Awards finalist when the announcer admitted he would have difficulty saying her name. Villegas is a local percussionist with Yaqui and Mayo roots, the drummer for the Tucson band Taco Sauce and a member of the music collective Sonido Tambó, which focuses on a specific style of border music with roots in Colombia, called Cumbia. According to the Arizona Citizens for the Arts website, the Governor’s Arts Awards “reflect more than three decades of the best in Arizona’s arts and culture community and the magnificent contributions they’ve made to our state’s arts and cultural heritage.” Read more

Police Beat 2/26/20: Kicking and Screaming

Grand Theft … License Plate? Getting things stolen from your car will most likely happen to all of us once in our lifetimes. It’s already happened to me twice — cars are an easy target. Stealing wallets, purses, stereos, electronics, etc. is expected when we think of larceny from a vehicle. One University of Arizona student probably didn’t ever think he’d have to make this report though. Read more

Rounding up rodeo week with the University of Arizona rodeo team

Everyone knows the University of Arizona has basketball teams and many people have heard of the UA Quidditch team, but most people don’t know that the UA has a rodeo team.  Members of the rodeo team held flags on horseback at the beginning of the Tucson Rodeo Parade on Thursday, Feb. 20. The parade is known as the “largest Non-Motorized Parade in the U.S.,” according to the Tucson Rodeo Parade website. Read more

UA student lands Brooke Owens fellowship and prestigious internship

Brooke Owens Fellow Lindsey Koelbel, an aerospace engineering major at the University of Arizona, expects to intern at HawkEye 360 this coming summer.  Koelbel decided to come to the UA because of the College of Engineering, which offers an aerospace-specific degree. Originally planning to leave the state, Koelbel said she feels extremely fortunate with her decision to go to the UA because of its affordability, resources and opportunities. Koelbel says her interest in the STEM field started at a young age with a “knack” for puzzles and problem-solving. Read more

College of Humanities adds emphasis in video game studies

The University of Arizona is joining over 400 other United States colleges and universities by offering an emphasis in game studies for a Bachelor of Arts in applied humanities by the Department of Public and Applied Humanities starting in fall 2020, according to a UA press release.  The new emphasis in the applied humanities major will focus on the cultural, industrial and artistic importance of video games throughout the years and offer a variety of classes related to video game history and development. Read more

Get to know the ASUA president candidates

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona held its primary elections last week and two of the three presidential candidates move further in the process. Rocque Perez and Tara Singleton are both juniors running for the position of ASUA president. The Daily Wildcat got to know both of them and their platforms better.  Read more

Get to know the ASUA election candidates

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona will be holding general elections for next year's senate and executive leaders on March 3-4. Here's everything you need to know about this year's candidates. Read more

Researchers named senior members of National Academy of Inventors

Four University of Arizona Researchers were named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors on Feb. 11.  The NAI is a member organization that was created in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with U.S. patents and translate their inventions to benefit society. Senior members are active faculty, scientists and researchers that have successfully patented, licensed and commercialized their inventions within their communities and aspire to make an impact for the good of society.  Read more